Permaculture and Land-buying Consultancy Service

Over the years we have learned a lot about what it takes to revive an abandoned off grid place in the countryside in Portugal. With such a project it can be very overwhelming how much there is to consider, figure out and decide. If there would have been somebody around with the experience we needed, competence and the right set of mind to work together, we would have been very happy to pay for advice to save a lot of time and money later on.  With experience it is much easier to asses a situation and avoid mistakes. Very often it’s simple things that one does not think of unless one has done it before and already made the mistakes… 
 
That is why we are offering this consultancy service.  We are passionate about people moving back to the countryside, wanting to live in a more sustainable way and we want to offer support for that.
 
 
We are not estate agents and don’t have land to sell but we can offer advice and help with deciding and evaluating whether a piece of land and/or buildings you have found are suitable for what you have in mind.
 
We have been living in the area of Benfeita for 7 years now and are fluent in Portuguese. We know the area, and have been hands on involved with removating two abandoned, off grid quintas. Between us we have a 15 years practical hands on permaculture experience both here and in the UK and Austria. 

So whether you need to install a ram pump or have no idea what a ram pump is, figure out how to rebuild ruins and accommodation on your land, design and creat an amzing permaculture garden or food forest or get some input about what you have in mind and how to realize it, please get in touch.  If our input helps you with just one thing that you did not think of before, your expenses probably will have paid off tenfold.

Fees depend on the situation - we can give you information about costs once we know how we can help.
 
Call Laura 961 480 954  or Marko 967 116 883  or email info@awakenedlifeproject.org
 

Events

Benfeita, May 1st 2017
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Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita October 21st 10 - 5pm

I am very happy to announce another opportunity to begin to learn the art and science of foraging in our beautiful valley in the Serra do Açor.

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita 12 - 15 Ocober 2017

In our times crafts such as green woodwork are something truly revolutionary. We find making a useful product with ones own hands straight from the forest is totally inspiring.  Not only is such work simply sustainable it is also deeply...

Quinta da Floresta, Benfeita - Date TBC 2018

People have retreated to wild places for millennia to find inner peace and a greater perspective on life. Nature, in it’s simplicity and beauty, supports a profound relaxation in body, mind and soul.

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I am passionate about building with round wood because it simply makes so much sense.
It’s autumn again and the abundance is obvious. The forest and land is heaving with food and we know of no greater joy than getting out into the hills and foraging this freely given resource.
 

So we have some systems and facilities coming online this month - very exciting!!

Davi and Hazel have been working hard on the bathroom tiling, building glass brick walls and crafting mosaics. It looks beautiful!

Marko has been figuring out the solar system, this is the frame to hold the panels. Washing machine here we come!!!